Known as one of today’s most gifted comedians, Michael Jr. brings laughter and understanding to audiences all over the world. Michael got his start performing at the legendary Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach: home of Jay Leno and “The Tonight Show.” This outstanding performance led to Michael Jr. performing at the “Just for Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal where he became the first comedian to ever appear live via satellite on “The Tonight Show” which catapulted Michael’s career. Now, Michael Jr. tours the country using comedy to inspire audiences to activate their purpose and live a life fulfilled. His impactful delivery and versatility has landed him on The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, Oprah, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central, TedX Talks and a keynote for Fortune 500 companies. Michael has spent a significant portion of his career making laughter commonplace in uncommon places such as homeless shelters and prisons, in addition to empowering his audiences with an appearance in Sony Pictures' feature film War Room as well as a starring roles in Selfie Dad, and MORE THAN FUNNY. Michael’s motivating comedy specials, Laughing on Purpose and MORE THAN FUNNY are also available on DVD. On the home front, Michael is happily married. He and his wife are the proud parents of five beautiful children. http://michaeljr.com http://selfiedadmovie.com
Addison Aspilla is the Associate Pastor at Bramalea Free Methodist Church in Brampton, ON. Stuck in quarantine, Addison was forced to reimagine what it meant to fulfill God’s mission while practicing social distancing. Physically limited from local church ministry; Addison began the personal challenge to love as many people as he could through quality time. He is now sitting down with 1000 people, 1-on-1, for 1-hour at a time over video chat in order to help flatten the curve of social isolation. You can follow Addison’s journey on Instagram @a.thousand.stories.project. Addison Also developed the “Love Each Other” (LEO) Challenge. The LEO Challenge gives viewers practical challenges to Love Each Other despite the limitations of physical distancing and physical touch. Quality time with 1000 people over video chat is not practical for most Huntley viewers. However, many viewers might be willing and able to try something like choreographing a silly dance routine with the family at home. The goal is to encourage friends and three generational families: grandparents, parents, and grandchildren to spend quality time together; especially during this time.